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21 Jun 2013

How to Build a Modular Home

Modular homes are prefabricated houses, consisting of several factory-built sections called modules, which are assembled on-site to complete the unit. The modules are six sided boxes which are built in a moveable facility and then transported to
21 Jun 2013

Renting With Bad Rental History

If you have a bad rental history, chances are you may find it difficult to rent a new place. However, here are a few tips which you can utilize to rent a house or apartment, despite having
21 Jun 2013

How to Welcome New Neighbors

Welcoming new neighbors who have just moved into your community is a courteous and friendly gesture which is sure to put the new family at ease and help them settle into their new environment. Since it can
21 Jun 2013

How to Rent After an Eviction

Eviction is the expulsion of a tenant from a rental unit by the property owner, before lease term ends. A landlord can evict a tenant “without cause” or “for cause”. The “without cause” eviction refers to a
21 Jun 2013

Noise Complaint Letter to Tenant

Being a landlord is not just about collecting rent and profiting from your property. Landlords in Canada, much like other countries, have several responsibilities and duties towards their tenants. Likewise, a landlord is also responsible for some
21 Jun 2013

How to Tell if you’re House is Haunted

If you experience unexplained events, missing objects and strange noises in the night, you should consider whether your house is haunted. While all of these events might have perfectly reasonable explanations, you can’t be sure until you
21 Jun 2013

What Is a Short Sale in Real Estate?

A short sale in real estate is a property sale which does not generate enough money to pay back or cover the entire debt owed on the property. The property can be anything, a home, an apartment
21 Jun 2013

How to Lease Office Space

Most businesses start out small, and are either conceived online or at home. However, as they begin to expand, their needs, and the needs of your clients, begin to grow. In this scenario, it becomes essential to
21 Jun 2013

How to Get a Notary Stamp

Real estate documents such as deeds often need to be signed and stamped by a notary public, whose job is to act as an official witness during the signing of court documents, and then verify the authenticity
21 Jun 2013

Financing New Home Construction

Buying a house is a top priority for most people, but given the current conditions of the market, and the increasingly tight lending standards, it has become hard for people to cross “buy a house” off their
21 Jun 2013

How to Write a Landlord Reference

A landlord reference is written by a landlord for his tenant, so the tenant can use it when looking to rent out another home or apartment. A landlord reference is important in this regard, as the tenant
21 Jun 2013

How to Become a Mortgage Loan Officer

Mortgage loan officers, also known as credit officers, loan officers, and mortgage officers, are responsible for examining, evaluating, and processing credit and loan applications. They are typically employed by financial institutions like banks, credit unions, trust companies,
21 Jun 2013

How to Become a Signing Agent

A signing agent, more commonly known as a notary public in Canada, is a government-appointed public officer, who is tasked with the responsibility of witnessing and overseeing the signing of documents, and checking whether or not they
21 Jun 2013

How to Avoid a Property Scam

Given the large amounts of money that are involved, the property business is a frequent target of scams and fraudulent schemes. While scammers have come up with numerous creative ways to cheat unsuspecting individuals out of their
21 Jun 2013

How to Determine Fair Market Value of a House

If you are looking to buy or sell a house in Canada, then it is advised that you check its fair market value before anything else. Remember, you do not want to make the mistake of paying
21 Jun 2013

How to Write a Tenant Complaint Letter

When planning to rent an apartment, one needs to be very thorough before moving in and make sure that everything is in order; however, it is possible that you might face issues later on, related to repair
21 Jun 2013

Buying Land to Build a House

In Canada the costs between building and an existing home are fairly close. However, building your own house gives you the advantage of choosing your own floor plan, and all the furnishing. The land on which you want to build the house holds the most
21 Jun 2013

How to Find Apartments for Rent

You can easily find a wide variety of apartments for rent in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Scarborough, North York, East York, Etobicoke, York, High Park, Parkdale, etc. You just need to know where to look and in a
21 Jun 2013

How to Get a Quit Claim Deed

A quit claim deed is a legal document that is used by the owner to transfer the ownership (or title) of real property or real estate to another party. A quit claim deed is most commonly used
21 Jun 2013

Buying a Foreclosed Home at Auction

Offering the possibility of real estate bargains, buying a foreclosed home is a popular option with many aspiring homebuyers. The first step of foreclosure simply sees the bank or lender informing the homeowner about the financial situation,